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Monday , November 12 2018


Lebanon reverses ban on Spielberg film ‘The Post’ – Kara Wai ecstatic over Excellence in Asian Cinema Award

BEIRUT, Jan 17, (Agencies):: Lebanon’s interior ministry will allow the release of Steven Spielberg’s latest film, “The Post”, overturning a ban by the General Security authority, a senior official said Wednesday. The security body had on Monday announced it was banning the Hollywood thriller to comply with an Arab League …

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‘Death Cure’, emotional action film – Salazar proves herself to be an action hero

The past few years have been a rather dystopian era for dystopian YA film adaptations. After “The Hunger Games” became a genuine phenomenon, studios went on a spending spree, scouring increasingly indistinguishable tales of chosen ones and oppressive government regimes for potential franchises, with decidedly mixed results. Ever since Jennifer …

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‘Woods a tribute to my son’ – ‘Moon Taxi’ riding on fumes

NEW YORK, Jan 17, (AP): If the latest photos from Justin Timberlake’s new album campaign don’t relay the message that he’s into nature and the woods, his first listening for the project drove the point home. Tuesday’s event in New York City to debut “Man of the Woods” was decorated …

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Saudi begins screening films after decades-long ban lifted

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Jan 15, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children’s films this weekend in a makeshift theatre, after a 35-yearold ban on cinemas was lifted in the conservative Islamic kingdom. The first permanent theatres could open as early as March, part of a liberalising reform drive that …

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Sheeran leads Brit Award noms

Swift, Lorde up for best int’l artist LONDON, Jan 14, (Agencies): Ed Sheeran’s latest best-selling album is up against four debut offerings at this year’s Brit Awards, including one by breakthrough pop star Dua Lipa, who also dominated Saturday’s nominations. Singer-songwriter Sheeran, whose “Divide” was the fastest-selling album ever for …

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Pakistan soap operas seek to break taboos

TV shows on social issues popular ISLAMABAD, Jan 13, (AFP): In life, she chased fame, hoping to make her mark in Pakistani society. In death, murdered social media starlet Qandeel Baloch may have achieved her goal. Today she is a household name, and her tragic story has been turned into …

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Minister of Information Al-Jabri opens ‘Qurain Cultural Festival’

Event features wide range of artistic performances KUWAIT CITY, Jan 11, (KUNA): On behalf of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Minister of Information Mohammad Al-Jabri inaugurated the 24th edition of Qurain Cultural Festival on Wednesday evening. Al-Jabri, also President of the National Council for Culture, …

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Neeson rides again in ‘Commuter’ – McDaniel biopic in development

The tagline for the Liam Neeson Metro-North thriller “The Commuter” — “Lives are on the line” — feels like a missed opportunity. I would have gone with: “The quiet car is about to get loud.” It’s been ten years since Neeson’s unlikely reign as the movies’ best action hero began …

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Singers Angham, Abdo to perform in Hala Feb

Kuwaiti actress Khedr to undergo lens surgery in left eye in France   KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9: Kuwaiti actress Abeer Khedr will undergo corneal and lens surgery in her left eye at the Ophthalmology National Center in a hospital in the French capital, reports Al-Anba daily. The actress asked her …

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Winfrey declares ‘new day’ for women in powerful speech

Oprah claims lifetime Golden Globes Oprah Winfrey earned multiple standing ovations at Sunday’s Golden Globes as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award with a moving speech referencing civil rights and the #MeToo movement, declaring that the reign of abusive men was coming to an end: “Their time is up!” …

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